Light-hearted play and art-making are a good way to deal with our own secondary traumatic stress as caregivers. Art and creative self expression are naturally healing. No matter a person’s skill level, taking time to make art is likely to reduce their stress hormone levels. While we may know this intuitively, it’s also a fact supported by scientific studies.
I hope you’ll take the time to VIEW this short video montage from May Workshops. The photos represent staff from a wide range of ECE agencies at work and play with professional development. It’s seriously fun to see so many hard working caregivers relax and enjoy themselves.